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post #141 of 427

I find you can find videos for just about anything online to teach you to do something.. I always go online when I need to figure something out..

Alternately, do you know anyone who knows how to do it? Its fun at times to get together with others and do some crafting. It can really motivate you to get things done.

post #142 of 427


 

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Thanks everyone, I really enjoyed making those dolls.

Crazy- I was really intimidated at first (I actually was worried they weren't going to turn out) but it was really easy once I got started. I think pushing myself to get started was probably the hardest thing!

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Getting started is really hard. I don't think I've ever been so afraid to start a project. I really need to just do it though. Right now I'm postponing until after I get done with baby stuff but I have to get to it after that because I really want that doll to be a Christmas gift this year.

post #143 of 427

Triana- what projects do you need help with?  Everyone on here is probably a master at something LOL and can give directions, help, links to websites etc.

Welcome!

post #144 of 427

I finished the first sock for DD1's boot socks.  It's my first sock w/ a heel and all, and it moved along fairly easily.  I'm hoping to cast on for the second one later today and make enough progress that I'll hopefully finish it tomorrow night.

post #145 of 427

I've been exhausted the past few days, but I managed to finish sewing the felt toy for our kitty. Now I just need to get catnip to stuff it with and sew up the little opening for that and it is done!

post #146 of 427

I don't jump in very often, I work more than full time.  However, some projects have gotten done!

 

Baby sweater and hat for friend at work's babyshower-shower was yesterday, she loved it

hat for friends daughter done, will have to see her to give it to her

sweater for Charlie done

 

So 3/52 for a working mama isn't terrible.  :)

post #147 of 427

3/52 with more getting really close!

 

I made a hooded cape for dress up play.  It's pretty girly, and I only have a son so far, so I'll either swap it in a craft swap or use it as a gift for one of my nieces.  Here is ds modeling it.  It has a velcro closure, but I had to pin it on him so he'd leave it on long enough for me to get a picture.

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post #148 of 427

Finished up the first pair of boot socks for DD1, bringing me to 11/52.  Casting on for pair #2 now.

 

-toddler backpack for DD2

-crayon roll for DD2

-4 quilted hot pads for MIL  cut them out, need to sew

-knit hat for BIL
-grill roll and mitt for FIL
-2 1 quilted rugs for kitchen  1 DONE, 1 left to sew

-4 3 prs knit boot socks (1 pr for each kid)  1 DONE, 3 left

-finish quilt for DH (just have the binding left) DONE

-6 knit dishcloths for me  DONE

-4 rag quilts (1 for each child, this is their b-day gifts for this year)

-knit sleepy sack for babe due in April DONE

-3 throw pillows for living room

-3 sets of curtains (2 for office/ studio, 1 for utility room/ basement area)

-2 drainboard mats for my kitchen

-finish appliques on girls' room curtains

-sew boys' room curtains

-finish border on bathroom rag rug

-knit t-shirt yarn rug for master bath DONE

-set of 12 cloth napkins

-3 tablerunners

-3 wall hangings

-knit 2 prs fingerless mitts

-3 burlap buckets

-hobby horse for DD2

-knit baby booties

-3 corduroy jumpers for DD1

-2 Easter bonnets

-4 felt birthday crowns

-1 dozen small diapers

-convert 1 dozen pfs to prefitteds

-baby shower gifts for my cousin due in June

-3 large reusable "ziploc" bags    DONE

-20 reusable sandwich/ snack bags DONE

post #149 of 427

Cute cape!

post #150 of 427

Love the cape!

I haven't been working on much since I got the carseat blanket done. Just spending time with the girls.. Im going to try to get a few things done today though, see what I can accomplish!

post #151 of 427

4/52!  I've been trying to knit socks for ds for almost a year!  I kept having to rip things out because I didn't like the pattern or I'd taken too long and his feet had grown too much!  I ran out of yarn at the end and did the second toe in a different color, but I'm so happy to finally have these finished I couldn't care less!  Here they are. 

 

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post #152 of 427

5/52 done now.  I caught myself coveting new crafting supplies 3 times yesterday though!  Good thing I wasn't in any stores. 

 

My latest is a hat for ds.  I made him a winter hat last year, but haven't been able to find it since we got back from Christmas vacation.  So I made one to match his new longies. 

 

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Next up, the little guy needs some mittens, and then he will be all set for winter accessories.

post #153 of 427

I thinkit's mostly the sewing stuff. I also need to re-learn to crochet. The problem is that not only am I left-handed, but I have no idea how to read a pattern. So for projects like #19, I want to do it, but I have no clue as to how to do it. Guess I need to get online.

 

 

1.Sew backing onto Sara's quilt - Need help

2. Finish cross stitch on Robbie's quilt

3. Sew gift bags for Christmas presents - Need help

4. Sew Christmas tree skirt - Need help

5. Create Thanksgiving tablecloth

6. Make beanbags and tossing hole table

7. Finish garden cross stitch

8. Do felted chickens kit

9. Kid's play apron for Sara - need help

10. Install shelf in bathroom  - Done

11. Use organic hemp fabric to make tea bags

12.Recipe in jars gifts

13. Family cloth wipes (use flannel in closet)

14. Hankies w/ embroidery

15. Fairy wings for Sara

16. Pinecone birdfeeder kit

17. Ankle bells for Robbie - need help

18. Felt wool food - need help

19. Crocheted mason jar holder - need help

20. Make firewood tote

21. Finish Sara's baby book

22. Work on Robbie's baby book

23. Potholders from old blanket/towels

24. Christmas pjs for everyone

25. Hotprints books for Mom - Done!

26. Make curtains for all windows - need help

27. Frame painting in Sara's playroom

28. Paint living room, bath, kitchen, and Sara's room - Living Room done!

29. Repair braided rugs - need help

30. Garden markers for all garden beds

31. Print, matte, and frame flower pictures for living room - Printing done

32. Make clay tiles for mantel in living room

33. Embroidery fairies for Sara, along with fairy house

34. Waldorf style wood platform thing - need help

35. Wood burn elements markers in backyard 

post #154 of 427

Love the cape and the socks!  The hat is pretty cute, too! ;)

 

4/52  finished some jingle bracelets

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I mixed up all my aromatherapy blends for the month of February today (counting as one):

 

~ Lemon EO in a fragrance-free hair conditioner (Desert Essences)

~ Lemon shampoo (Desert Essences) and unscented shampoo (California Baby)

~ body wash ("Unwind" by a brand I cannot think of) with lemongrass face scrub (too strong for my face, but works for my body in small doses)

~ Lemon EO in a blend of liquid hand soap (herbal green scent with significant hint of fresh lemon...now)

~ a perky "energizing" body or room spray (lemon, orange, rosemary, lavender EOs)

~ a focusing "concentration" room spray (lemon, peppermint, rosemary EOs)

and

~ a "love potion" love.gif room spray (rose, bergamot, lavender EOs) for our master bedroom....

 

My DD has been selling Girl Scout cookies like never before! She has gotten soooo much more comfortable talking to people, it is amazing! She made more sales in the first day than she did her entire first cookie season. thumb.gif (I don't actually care about selling cookies, but to see her grow and shine is really awesome.) Anyway, I am counting all the prepwork to become the Troop Cookie Manager as one project. It was HOURS of training and work that took time away from other projects. It is still a lot of work doing the job, but the prep-time was so unexpected. Booth sales start next weekend and that might be another project all by itself! Coordinating six site sales with 14 families and store managers and the GS computer system and the bank deposits, etc. Whew.

post #156 of 427

Uh-oh!  I just found out today that some crafty purchases I've been eyeing are either at risk of disappearing altogether or undergoing a price hike.  I think I might have to cave in to the temptation in  the case of the soon to be dissappearing, 50% off for now, yarn. 

 

Thanks for the project love, everyone.  Post more pictures, so I can love on yours too!  The love is encouraging :D

post #157 of 427
Thread Starter 

I'm a little late, but here's my weekly posting:

 

Week 47:  10/52.

 

I finished three dishtowels last week!  Hurray!!  joy.gifThis set is for my cousin, who eloped last spring (St. Patrick's Day).  I always thought that the Miss Manners rule that people had up to a year after a wedding to send a gift was a bit bogus.  But I'm really happy with that 'rule' right now!  And hoping I can get these dish towels done prior to her first anniversary.  I have 5 more dish towels to do and I'll be done (besides the "days of the week" towels, I usually make several seasonal ones - I've done one Christmas and one Valentine's Day; remaining are St. Patrick's Day, spring, Hallowe'en, Thanksgiving, and another Christmas/New Years one).  Silly, silly me - I also decided it would be *awesome* if I did a similar set of dish towels for my Christmas Person this year (my family draws names and that person gets a 'big gift.').  So while I will be taking a break from embroidery and getting back to sewing more, once I finish this set of dish towels - I will still need to embroider another set of 14 or so for my sister's Christmas present this year. 

 

Dh is anxious to get more office filing done, and to get decluttering done (still hoping for a big renovation this spring) - which means that besides the embroidery, decluttering projects (which don't include sewing) are going to need to dominate a lot of my time in the next few weeks.  I'm going to need to be organized and dedicated; maybe if I can spend a little less time on MDC and FB, I'll be able to keep up on regular stuff, dd1's school, the embroidery, decluttering, AND still get a little sewing done on the side (ha!).

 

Coyotemist - great job!  And Triana, welcome!  Good job, in fact, *everyone*!  People are finishing lots of projects!  (And Angelorum, I love the wool soaker!).  Sometime I ought to post pictures of something I finish ....

post #158 of 427

8/52- I made what is quite possibly the cutest valence for my sewing studio.  Adorable and just my style.  Still no desk though.  Oh well.  And I have been working on my cousins quilt.  it will take some serious time though to finish.  I only have until the 25th to finish it though- so I really have to be productive. 

post #159 of 427

5/52  Finished some wooden trees on the scroll saw!  Really fun, I want to do some ducks and frogs next!

post #160 of 427

1.Sew backing onto Sara's quilt - Need help

2. Finish cross stitch on Robbie's quilt

3. Sew gift bags for Christmas presents - Need help

4. Sew Christmas tree skirt - Need help

5. Create Thanksgiving tablecloth

6. Make beanbags and tossing hole table

7. Finish garden cross stitch

8. Do felted chickens kit

9. Kid's play apron for Sara - need help

10. Install shelf in bathroom  - DONE!

11. Use organic hemp fabric to make tea bags

12.Recipe in jars gifts

13. Family cloth wipes (use flannel in closet) - DONE! Hemmed 105 wipes! Holy Cow!

14. Hankies w/ embroidery

15. Fairy wings for Sara

16. Pinecone birdfeeder kit

17. Ankle bells for Robbie - need help

18. Felt wool food - need help

19. Crocheted mason jar holder - need help

20. Make firewood tote

21. Finish Sara's baby book - Still needs pics but that will have to wait for tax refund to buy printer ink.

22. Work on Robbie's baby book - DONE!

23. Potholders from old blanket/towels

24. Christmas pjs for everyone

25. Hotprints books for Mom - DONE!

26. Make curtains for all windows - need help

27. Frame painting in Sara's playroom

28. Paint living room, bath, kitchen, and Sara's room - Living Room done!

29. Repair braided rugs - need help

30. Garden markers for all garden beds

31. Print, matte, and frame flower pictures for living room - Printing done

32. Make clay tiles for mantel in living room

33. Embroidery fairies for Sara, along with fairy house

34. Waldorf style wood platform thing - need help

35. Wood burn elements markers in backyard 

 

Completed the family colth wipes. I hemmed 105 wipes and only broke one sewing machine needle. Mom's Hotprints book is done and on it's way for Valentines Day. The living room walls have been painted and look fabulous!! The vingtage flower field guide pictures are printed, but I'm waiting for our tax refund to get the matting and paint for the frames. I updated Robbie's baby book (still needs pics) and completed Sara's baby book. Both need pictures, but that too will have to wait until the tax refund comes in to buy more printer ink. I also found out that my mom has the right foot for the sewing machine to complete sewing the backing onto Sara's quilt. I'm actually really excited that I've gotten so many things done. For some reason I had thought that I couldn't get this stuff done because the kids would be all over me...but they weren't! What project should I start on next?

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